Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
One of the things I love about my job is that I get to connect with the parents during these long newborn sessions. I love hearing about their birth stories, the first few days at home with their new babies, and even answer questions that they may have. I am certainly no baby or parenting expert, but as a mom of 3, I love to give them any tidbits of knowledge or advice I have (only when asked, of course.)
Sweet baby Johnny came to visit me at the studio this week. He was 9 days old, and 8+ pounds of pure handsomeness. And, it seems like his parents Mark and Abby already have this parenting thing down – surviving on little sleep, acknowledging that baby rules all, and relax when you can. That’s one thing I do advise my clients to do when they come in for a session – RELAX. Sit down, kick your feet up, take a nap, read a book, play on your phone, try not to worry about baby for the few short hours you have to yourself.
Johnny did put up quite a fight for much of the session, but nothing I haven’t seen before, so we rolled with the punches and kept him in poses that he essentially chose himself. My number one goal is to keep parents and babies as comfortable as possible while still delivering a great product. So, if baby isn’t feeling some of the poses or objects more than a couple times, we move on and try something new. We found several poses Johnny did like, and we stuck with those. I have a feeling Mr. Johnny will always have the last word, but I guess first-borns usually do.
Here are just a few from our session together. My personal favorite, the one with the Baby Ruth bar. Their last name is Rueth, and it’s become a family tradition to present the new dad with a Baby Ruth when their baby is born, so I loved that they wanted to work that in. And, I really loved that they left me the candy bar! Enjoy.
Raw Sugar Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, child, family, couples, and engagement photography in Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas, including but not limited to, Fishers and Carmel.